Category Archives: Kegerator

Faucet Locks for Perlick 630SS + Deal on 630SS Faucets

Faucet Lock for Perlick 630 Faucet - Fits Most Standard Faucets - Draft Beer Keg

Doing some digging, trying to find a faucet lock that’s compatible with Perlick’s new 630SS Stainless Forward Sealing Faucet… I had a tough time.  It’s easy to find a locks for standard faucets and even Perlick 525SS.  But, it was tough for me to find a model that is compatible with the 630SS.

I was able to find a single offering…

Faucet Lock for Perlick 630 Faucet – Fits Most Standard Faucets – Draft Beer Keg – $63.99 + Free Shipping

The details say it fits Perlick 630 Faucets and most standard faucets.  It includes two keys.

Also Consider….

Forward Sealing 630SS Perlick Faucet for $37.99.

Revolutionary Perl ball and floating O-ring design eliminates the need for a valve shaft.

  • Front sealing faucet eliminates build-up of mold and bacteria.
  • Handle lever will not stick.
  • Stainless Steel.
  • Perlick model 630SS – replacement for discontinued 525SS
  • Compatible with Growler Filler Part# 843191

This is a great deal for the 630SS.  For comparison, check out this offering

843165 – Perlick Perl Faucet – Stainless Steel – $37.99

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Recent Great Deals:

ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller – Back to $15.99 + First Looks

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit &Centigrade Thermostat w Sensor 2 Relays

The STC-1000 is a very popular homebrewing temperature controller.  One caveat of the STC-1000 (for some) is that the vast majority (maybe all?) display in Celsius only.  Yes you can do some firmware re-flashing and such things, but as far as off the shelf units, the vast majority read in Celsius.  Some may point to this offering.  It does indeed read in deg F, however, it appears to be the single stage version.

Enter the Inkbird ITC-1000… It’s 110 V, Dual Stage (can control both heating and cooling output), has an alarm to indicate sensor failure or high temperature and… it displays in Fahrenheit… finally!  It’s also said to be more user friendly than the STC-1000.  In addition to the ITC-1000, an ITC-2000 model is available.  That adds the ability to set both high and low temperature alarms.

The STC-1000 was already a great controller, arguably the best value in temperature controllers.  These improvements seem to make a great thing even better.  I have this controller.  Check out my First Looks Post.

2/25/15 10:36 PM Central: This is back down to $15.99.  That’s the best historical Amazon price I could find.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit &Centigrade Thermostat w Sensor 2 Relays

Also ConsiderInkbird Relay &Temp Alarm Output Digital Temperature Controller Degree F &C Thermostat w Sensor

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Recent Amazon Finds:

3M Chalkboard and Dry Erase Tape on Gold Box Deals

3m chalkboard dry erase

Looking through Amazon’s Gold Box deals, I noticed discounts on 6 packs of both 3M Chalkboard Tape and 3M Dry Erase Tape.

2/21/15 1 PM Central: Both are selling for $19.99.  That’s the best historical price I can find on both.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product pages for up to the minute price and availability.

Use for… labeling what’s on tap on your kegerator, putting together a whiteboard/blackboard faucet handle and general labeling around the brewery.  I use something similar with my grain buckets/gamma seal lids so that I can easily mark what’s in them without having to worry about marker staining the buckets.

Check it out – Here also Gold Box Deals

Related: Liquid Chalk

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Reader Tip: RaspberryPints Digital Tap List – Step by Step Tutorial

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RaspberryPints Digital Tap List

Not too long ago, I posted this Raspberry Pi offering

Raspberry Pi Model B+ Basic Starter Kit

Raspberry Pi Model B+ Basic Starter Kit from Vilros.  Includes Raspberry Pi Model B+, Enclosure and Wireless Wi-Fi Adapter.

It can be used to put together a temperature controller, used for brew system automation and used in conjunction with RaspberryPints to display a digital tap list with or without flow meters to track pints served and beer remaining.

Raspberry Pi Model B+ Basic Starter Kit

In the original post I asked for info on homebrewing related builds utilizing the Raspberry Pi.

Caleb pointed me toward this step by step by step tutorial Github.  He used this to set up RaspberryPints digital tap list on his kegerator

The step by step is by Derek Berner.  Check it out – “nts” : Pints Without the Pi

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Recent Amazon Finds:

Stainless Kegerator – $499 Shipped, Save $187

KEGSS Kegerator

Some bundled savings bring kegerator.com’s KEGSS Stainless Steel Kegerator down to $499 with free shipping.  It’s similar to their KC2000.  The bundled savings get you the stainless upgrade for free.

This is a complete setup and includes the kegerator/refrigerator, tower, faucet, tap handle, regulator, co2 tank, drip tray, tubing and tap.  It’s rigged for a commercial/sankey keg but could easily be converted to homebrew kegs.

5.2 Cu. Ft. Full Size Beer Dispenser Stainless Door Model:KEGSS – $499 + Free Shipping

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Tips and Gear for Your Kegerator:

Reader Tip: Raspberry Pi (for temp control, automation, Digital Kegerator & more) – $33.99

Thanks to Twitter Follower Christian for this tip!  Connect with HBF on Twitter – Here

Raspberry Pi Model B+ Basic Starter Kit

Raspberry Pi Model B+ Basic Starter Kit from Vilros.  Includes Raspberry Pi Model B+, Enclosure and Wireless Wi-Fi Adapter.

This can be used to put together a temperature controller or for brew system automation and control.  Or (via HBF Reader Chris) use this in conjunction with Raspberry Pints to display a digital tap list with or without flow meters to track pints served and beer remaining.

Got a great homebrewing related Raspberry Pi Project?  We’d love to share the details with your fellow homebrewers.  Email us the deets.

2/10/15 1:56 PM Central: This has dropped $5 to $33.99.  Shipping is free.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  At $33.99 that’s the best historical Amazon price I can find.  It beats the previous best price I could find by $3.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.

Raspberry Pi Model B+ Basic Starter Kit

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Recent Amazon Finds:

Great Deal: Two Faucet Draft Tower – $79.99 (Save $40)

Economy SS Dual 2 Tap Draft Tower

Adventures in Homebrewing has marked this two tap draft tower down whopping $40 (30%) to $79.99.

The tower features a 3″ stainless steel body, 2 x chrome plated brass faucets (Perlick Forward Sealing 630SS are available as an upgrade), 2 x Black Plastic Tap Handles, tubing and all mounting hardware and gasket

Was:

Economy SS Dual 2 Tap Draft Tower
Economy SS Dual 2 Tap Draft Tower – $119.99 $79.99

Tips and Gear for Your Kegerator:

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